Tuesday, 17 August 2021

NNPC director deletes Facebook post celebrating Taliban victory

The chairman of the Kano State Gas Pipeline Project Delivery and Gas Industrialisation Committee, Muaz Magaji has deleted his Facebook post where he was celebrating the 

victory and takeover of Taliban in Afghanistan.

Magaji oversees the Ajaokuta–Kaduna–Kano Natural Gas Pipeline (AKKP), a project coordinated by Nigerian Gas Company, a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation subsidiary.

Taliban fighters had on Sunday gained access into the city of Kabul, hijacked power, forcing President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to flee the country. 

Reacting to the takeover news, the NNPC boss wrote, “It’s a win-win in Afghanistan today!”, on his official Facebook page with over 47,000 followers. 

He however deleted the post after hit had garnered over 140 comments and 500 likes and has been shared by no fewer than 20 persons.

Magaji had first been sacked for celebrating the death of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, but later reappointed to his current position.

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